Two in court over attack on former Warriors star

Sean Gleeson during his time at Wigan
Sean Gleeson during his time at Wigan

TWO men accused of involvement in a violent incident which left rugby league star Sean Gleeson with a career ending eye injury have again appeared in court.

The former Wigan Warriors player had only played six games for his new side Hull KR when the incident occurred outside a bar in Wigan and he has since retired because of his injury.

22-year-old Lee Jones, of Alder Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield and Terrance Riley, 25, of Harrison Drive, Haydock appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today (Friday).

Jones had been accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Mr Gleeson and Riley was accused of assaulting him causing actual bodily harm. But because of evidential difficulties those charges were dropped by the prosecution and instead an affray charge was put to each defendant.

Riley pleaded guilty to affray and Jones pleaded not guilty. Jones is to face trial beginning on January 19 and Riley is to be sentenced after the trial. Both men were further remanded on bail.